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zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Aug 10, 2014 - 04:49pm PT
Orale. Lyle, Gerry & Carlos (Robbie & Tim handling camera work)

Do you believe in Magic? In Cuba, guajira and guajiro are used as nicknames for rural or country folk, just as "hillbilly" is used in the U.S



Hang glider above Mt. Lukens, not Gerry Lopez



Another Side of Mr. Lukens &#40;flyer's right&#41;
Another Side of Mr. Lukens (flyer's right)
Credit: zDylan

Stealth Gliders over Mt. Lukens

zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Aug 11, 2014 - 02:48pm PT
This oughta do it.

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 11, 2014 - 06:56pm PT
hey there say, mouse...

as to this:


Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2014 - 06:28am PT
Yellow Pines!

Slowly I returned...scene by scene, frame by frame...

GREAT recovery!
keep taking them pics...

great cameras, sure do help, but the eye-and-spirit of it all,
is the 'one behind it'...


say, oh my, did not even think on this:

YOU were up at yosemite or not??
and NEVER did we all talk of YOU getting your BIKE!!!

oh my, :(

it is still there for you, :(




awww, and thanks for the notes of politeness, :)

and will go check out the link, too...


say, be praying--got some heavy stuff on my mind, as to some folks that
are dear to me... private stuff, as to their troubles, though...
but--prayers are welcomed...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 11, 2014 - 11:34pm PT
You got it, sister.

You're my "stoned partner," as Jumpin' Vernon Brown used to say on KYOS 1480 AM.
You're esteemed, appreciated and quite talented, as well;
and it's so good of you to "treat" folks the way you do with your arts and crafts and paintings.

Today, Monday Monday, saw me up there again...wouldn't you just know it!

The bike will still be there, I hope, the next time. I'll check with you on that, Okey Dokey?

I decided Tommy T. needed a big thanky for delivering your Smillin' Sophie;
and so we made it to the six a.m. YARTS bus, pulling into the Visitor's Center around nine.

After refreshing our palettes with some ice cold bottles of Tioga-Sequoia products,
I took him to see Merry and they got to yammerin' about soup kitchens.
(Tommy T. just retired from a local public food service as a cook.)
So I went and bugged Werner to let me recharge my camera's battery,
and was he ever busy with the fed's fleet,
wirin' & measurin' & ohmin', so we sat in the Yosemite Cemetery,
Tommy & me, cuz the battery was dead so where else should we be?
When it was charged up again we shuttled to the Bridge and EC Meadow.
Tommy brought his seven-footer--but the surf was down, not up.
Tommy brought his seven-footer--but the surf was down, not up.
Credit: mouse from merced
Tommy Tee-Hee, friend of Smilin' Sophie & neebee & BB.
Tommy Tee-Hee, friend of Smilin' Sophie & neebee & BB.
Credit: mouse from merced
Kristin Anderson and Tommy T. at the Bridge.  We beat feet into EC's f...
Kristin Anderson and Tommy T. at the Bridge. We beat feet into EC's fine but dry and crunchy meadow and spent the rest of the afternoon looking for a guy rumored to be staying by the river in a van. No luck.
Credit: mouse from merced
I said hello to Ben Doyle, but he was busy flexing his charm while Kri...
I said hello to Ben Doyle, but he was busy flexing his charm while Kristin warmed up for the day by flexing her arm.
Credit: mouse from merced
Cleverly disguised as one of the flock of "turkeys," Tommy flexes his ...
Cleverly disguised as one of the flock of "turkeys," Tommy flexes his eyeballs. He had a neato-peato little eye-extender along. Gotta get one like it.
Credit: mouse from merced
And here's lookin' at you, Tommy T.
And here's lookin' at you, Tommy T.
Credit: mouse from merced
On the way down the river Tommy kept that little spotting lens in his ...
On the way down the river Tommy kept that little spotting lens in his hand all the time. He's almost as blind as I is probably why. It shows up in most of my pics of him.
Credit: mouse from merced
I lost a pair of cheapo reading glasses in my pack the other night.
I have only my old Rx pair. I'm having trouble focusing as a result.

Need to get another pair of reading glasses if I'm going to play this long-range lens and manual focus game well.

I'm not nearly as happy with the results from today's shoot in the meadow,
nor especially from the ride up on the YARTS bus.





mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 12, 2014 - 01:12am PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYM84n-2Sas
Boi-oing!
Googled It!
Googled It!
Credit: mouse from merced
Theodore Lukens? Never hoid of 'im!
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Aug 12, 2014 - 11:05am PT
^But you knew brother Vernon? (we called him vBrown) Ain't that somethin' else. Somehow he got his horns in an uproar and ended up on trombone rather than trumpet.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 12, 2014 - 11:19am PT
Moon(s).
Credit: mouse from merced

Muskrat.
aka the Rev.
aka the Rev.
Credit: mouse from merced
Muskrat rambling:
"The moons you give are equal to the moons you take, or should be.
A moon for a moon."
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 12, 2014 - 02:20pm PT
It may be some (Bridwell and Werner for sure) will remember Rod McKenzie from Camp 4 circa late sixties and early seventies.

(He may lurk here, but I doubt so, really.)

Shall we say that insofar as climbing went, Rod "knew his limitations."

Not meaning to disparage his climbing accomplishments, of which I am not informed, he was a part of our petite mis en scene...a quilt block or square, to use the neebean metaphor.

There were many in Camp 4 like him over the years: Not terribly sought-after partners, maybe a "last pick on the playground" type. And happy to be there in spite of this lack.

Rod had many interests, which you might check out on his Facebook timeline.

The last time that I saw Rod was at Tuolumne Meadows Store in the early nineties. My wife and I had not found Millis, who'd promised to be there to meet my new bride. Rod was there in his small RV, though, and we had a good afternoon playing memories for Liz.

Fly fishing.
Fly fishing.
Credit: Rod McKenzie

The reason for my posting this is quite simple. Today is Rod's 80th birthday.
Rod McKenzie, Facebook Profile.
Rod McKenzie, Facebook Profile.
Credit: McKenzieinafrenzy

As Millis would say, Rod, "Happy Birthday, you old stumpfugger!"

Many happy days and years more is my wish-washy wish,
But I hope you get what you want for your birthday is my real wish.

Berg heil, back atcha!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 12, 2014 - 02:36pm PT
Not meaning to disparage the "Mosaic metaphor".

But it's "Old School."

neebee's is "New Cool."
Merced Multicultural Art Center, in Merceduh!
Merced Multicultural Art Center, in Merceduh!
Credit: mouse from merced
Grout or thread, respect and love hold us together.

In "Locker's Case", equally famous as the aforementioned, the metaphor is of glue and rubber souls.
Like a rubber ball, Locker keeps coming back.

What's a good Camp 4 metaphor?

Hmmm...
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 12, 2014 - 02:48pm PT
Are you still looking at me?  I'm an old &#39740;&#12400;&#12400;.  Ol...
Are you still looking at me? I'm an old 鬼ばば. Older than McKenzie.
Credit: GI/news.instyle.com
Rod was "about thirty" when Rubber Soul debuted.

I was a Junior. (Delinquent Status did not quite yet apply.)

It's trundling time!

Everybody rock 'n' roll.

This is a "Ladies' Choice Trundle," fifteen minutes.


Next up is a full hour of "All Trundle Together Now."


There's something about a good trundle that speaks to all of us.
Selfie from BITD when my arm was longer.
Selfie from BITD when my arm was longer.
Credit: mouse from merced
It's way more fun than tossing chickens off El Capitan.

I have set myself up for a bald guy joke. Can you tell?


zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Aug 12, 2014 - 04:08pm PT
From Towers launch in Sylmar, CA to Mt. Lukens in La Crescenta, back past launch to West Towers, then back over the Pacoima Wash and beyond. 3 hours, 11 minutes. Challenging and rowdy conditions. Lots of live narration of the action and suspense as it unfolds. Video includes the first third of the flight. The rest is shown briefly in 3D animation in part 4.


http://videosift.com/video/Hang-gliding-for-30-miles-in-California
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 12, 2014 - 05:36pm PT

Missing sleep. Can't do it much at all lately.

Plug in the numbers.

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BB King/ I Believe To My Soul/ Live in Africa 1974

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B.B. King/ Ghetto Woman

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B.B. King/ Rock me all night long/ Montreux 1993
Merceduh High School, Class of '66, or a small part of it who remain l...
Merceduh High School, Class of '66, or a small part of it who remain local. We have to get an upgrade. This shot's two years old. We're "all 66" now.
Credit: mouse from merced

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E.C. Scott/ Lyiní and Cheatiní
"I never lie, I never cheat, and I always tell the truth."--Lizzie
"I never lie, I never cheat, and I always tell the truth."--Lizzie
Credit: mouse from merced
"So help me Dirt Clod."
"So help me Dirt Clod."
Credit: mouse from merced

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Big Mama Thornton/ Sometimes I Have a Heartache

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Big Mama T. and Buddy Guy/ Sweet Little Angel

"Bob 'Why Are We Here' Whyre was here.  He was tweaking and talking sh...
"Bob 'Why Are We Here' Whyre was here. He was tweaking and talking shid about Moosedrool. I gave him a Blue Eye, the Son of a Bob."
Credit: mouse from merced

"He ain't nothin' but a hound dog, I swun."
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Joanne Shaw Taylor/ Blackest Day

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JST/ White Sugar

July 4, 2013.  Don Pedro Res. from above Coulterville.
July 4, 2013. Don Pedro Res. from above Coulterville.
Credit: mouse from merced

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Koko Tayor/ Iím a Woman

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Irma Thomas/ Iíll Take Care of You (You donít ever have to worry)

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Irma Thomas/ Be You (featuring the Night Tripper)

Tanisha.
Tanisha.
Credit: mouse from merced

Should be SunSunWoe.  Coulterville.
Should be SunSunWoe. Coulterville.
Credit: mouse from merced

I got the Insomnia Blues.



zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Aug 12, 2014 - 07:09pm PT
So this showed up a few minutes ago.

Credit: zBrown

BTW, Who is Lizzie? Clearly not Thin Lizzie. Cute Lizzie more likely.
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Aug 12, 2014 - 07:58pm PT
I have no idea who these guys are, but they appear to like dogs, little kids, and motorcyles, so probably fit here as well as anywhere else.




Oh wait, this explains it

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2014 - 01:18am PT
http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Down+Home+Blues/2ntyyk?src=5

Miss Koka, mixin' drinks.

Not the average woman.

The time I remember, Bevin and I were listening to KUOP, Friday Night Blues, and they played Koko Taylor's Down Home Blues.

I remember Stoh's and not much else.

A record or two.

Gimme those down home blues..."F=ing Christ! My parents are coming!!"

Sitting on the folks' front lawn, watching stars,

"I think it's beyond her ken, Bevin: It's only a record ot two."
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2014 - 01:26am PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2014 - 01:36am PT
Get the hell offa my Korner.

Demetria Taylor/ Trying to Make A Living
Wspecially for Lynnie and MooseGibbs.

Allwax Korner, Erving Clafton, Chris Farrout, "some guy named Rich" and other hypenated beings.

Stormy Monday. Those dudes. Remember there's a time change. And Tuesday's no better.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RewVI9K3Qh8

Sossad.

The raven flies on Monday.
The raven flies on Monday.
Credit: mouse from merced

He was live in 'seventy-mf-five.'   <br/>
Throwpie never tosses turds.
He was live in 'seventy-mf-five.'
Throwpie never tosses turds.
Credit: mouse from merced

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2014 - 02:21am PT
Slow, like my shadow.

Black and white,
Pink and blue,
No, dear, it's blue and pink.
Roll all night, you get funky vision, baby.
This goes out to eKat, at wherever in the northern climbs.

C'mon, dude...

I've brought in some friends to cheer you up.


Can we get a

'YAY!?'

It would feeel so good,

4 u, 3 us.





















































































"Amen."
zBrown

Ice climber
BrujÚ de la Playa
Aug 13, 2014 - 09:07am PT
Ya Ya

Das ist sehr gut!



Pardon me, Roy, but those sure look like Jewels & Binoculars on the neck of that mule

Was gonna do a drum &#40;free&#41; solo, but opted for duo instead
Was gonna do a drum (free) solo, but opted for duo instead
Credit: Mule Skinner
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 13, 2014 - 09:53am PT
Dream solo.
Last night I had a dream.  You were in it and I was in it with you and...
Last night I had a dream. You were in it and I was in it with you and everyone that I know and everyone that you know was in my/our dream.
Credit: mouse from merced
Gimme Fever, John. USArmy guy, artillery spec., which meant he humped shells around the firebase.
(Firebase Naked City, in which there are hundreds of stories, nightmares, and recurring nighmares.

"I had a dream last night. There was no one in it. I was ALONE and SAFE!"

It was not much of a dream in comparison to, say MLK's, or Bob's 193rd (which is the number, BTW) Bomb Wing songs.
Hard and blue-eyed.
Hard and blue-eyed.
Credit: mouse from merced

I keep thinking of Garp Sr. And floating.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ex-m-eEKsg

I'm goin' into the sunshine 'fore the rain floods the highway
Where the announcers know English and just refuse to speak it
Where the free climbing sucks and so does the pegging
Where people get jollies by walking and ferretlegging
And banana slugs dream of foxy white chicks
And everyone's touring and nobody lives there
They've all moved to Tahoe and Chico and Vegas
There's no one left in order to plague us
And it's a hard, it's a hard, it's a hard eight's a-gonna fa-a-all.
"He mentioned Chico, Steve!"   <br/>
"Yep.  It's on the map."
"He mentioned Chico, Steve!"
"Yep. It's on the map."
Credit: mouse from merced
the beautiful Peggy and Throwpie. Well, she's more beautiful and a WEE bit smarter. She carries an umbrella.


And it's a hard pitch,
In fact a real bitch...And I'm gonna fall.
Where MAC meets.  Merced Astronomy Club, where None is not just anothe...
Where MAC meets. Merced Astronomy Club, where None is not just another number, but a GoatboySmellz joke...
Credit: mouse from merced
I left ut one "it's a hard." Mea culpa, Steve.

Fever says, "Hi, Steve. Have we met?"
Oh...my...God!! That looks just like Him...only on vacation in Santa B...
Oh...my...God!! That looks just like Him...only on vacation in Santa Barbara-Monticello.
Credit: mouse from merced
John R. Fever, the Shell Talker, Target Walker.

"Is YOUR car older than three years? I'm firing on it if you don't buy some 'insurance.'"

How 'bout a guidebook?

Let the Chips fall where they lay.
Let the Chips fall where they lay.
Credit: mouse from merced

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